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Molecular Oncology Technical Specialist,

Location Rockville, Maryland Job Number 1067459 Date posted 05/05/2022
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Serve as a technical specialist in Molecular Oncology testing as well as receive, prepare, and process pathology specimens, following approved standards, policies, and procedures. Candidate should perform and maintain competency in the complex DNA/RNA Molecular Diagnostic and NGS assay/tasks according to established operational procedures under supervision. Understands and applies the correct control measures and protocols in cases of abnormal results, reporting any discrepancies. Maintains supply inventory, performs, and documents routine preventative maintenance, and records its performance. Has an understanding and maintains current knowledge of specialty area(s) assigned in the laboratory.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Accurately performs and completes laboratory procedures of high complexity on tissue samples and bodily fluids per laboratory protocols and policies.

  • Applies the appropriate control measures in extraction method and analyzer with abnormal results. Handles results per the protocol and notifies the necessary personnel.

  • Troubleshoots assays and all related instrumentation. Maintains and revises as needed all related technical policies and procedures, including instrument/equipment maintenance by maintaining equipment quality control and preventive maintenance.

  • Completes technical, regulatory proficiency in all areas of assigned responsibility.

  • Performs material management functions, including equipment justification/selection, inventory/supply coordination. Orders and maintains adequate and appropriate/cost-effective supplies and reagents for the service.

  • Maintains service filing systems to include specimen, paraffin-blocked tissue(s), prepared slides, service records, and all related documents as established by the service.

  • Performs chemical hazardous waste disposal and follows safety guidelines according to current Kaiser Permanente operating policies and procedures in line with regulatory guidelines.

  • Clarifies, resolves, and documents quality issues, including (but not limited to) invalid test results, failed QC, inadequate grossing, incorrect tissue handling protocols, tissue block discordance, or other concerns regarding the handling of a specimen.

  • Assists in duties as deemed necessary by the Anatomic Pathology Manager, Medical Director, and Laboratory Director.

Basic Qualifications:



  • Minimum three (3) years of previous work experience in Lab/Pathology.



  • Bachelors degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical, or biological science required.

  • Proper documentation for applicable degree is required (i.e., copies of diplomas, transcripts, or International Degree Equivalency Report). Major must be clearly stated on the document. If diploma does not indicate the major, an additional document that states major is required.


License, Certification, Registration

  • Clinical Lab Scientist Certificate from American Society for Clinical Pathologists OR Histologic Technician Certificate from American Society for Clinical Pathologists OR Medical Lab Scientist Certificate from American Society for Clinical Pathologists OR Hisotologic Technologist Certificate from American Society for Clinical Pathologists OR Medical Technologist Certificate from American Society for Clinical Pathologists


Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Molecular experience preferred.

  • Immunohistochemistry experience preferred.

  • Masters degree is preferred.

  • Quantitative Immunohistochemistry certification preferred.

Primary Location: Maryland,Rockville,Rockville Regional Laboratory Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Night Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 10:00 PM Working Hours End: 06:30 AM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M38|UFCW|Local 400 Job Level: Entry Level Department: Rockville Regional Laboratory - Pathology/Lab-Histology - 1808 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.